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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
coach who was suspended after making derogatory remarks about michelle obama's posterio posterior, actually. why is it that people think it's fair game to talk about our first lady's anatomy. >> it is something that i don't understand. people spoke about hillary clinton when she was running for office and when she was first lady. one of the things that seems to be a little bit different here with regard to people talking about the high school coach that you talked about referred to the first lady as michelle fat butt obama. and what conservative radio host rush limbaugh has referred to her on one more than one occasion as michelle my butt obama. what we believe is beautiful or not beautiful just because certainly people feel that a lot of what black women look is not something that they consider is beauty, and in the african-american community we see all of us as beautiful regardless of how we look, and its disconcerting that it's okay to say these things about the first lady of the united states. who by the way she's not over weight. look at the pieces written by my colleagues. >
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
as part of your campaign, it is not legal. >> i used to be a lawyer. actually michelle obama asked for her image to be removed from a peta ad in 2010 even though she agreed with the principles on it. if we're going to defend michelle obama's right to be pulled from an ad, you have to defend laura bush's right. it gets pressed for this campaign. that's more important. >> john: i think you're very right. in a very backwards way laura bush may be helping marriage equality by getting so much heat. >> but that's our culture. >> i'm going to argue she wasn't trying to help at all. i think the big thing is she doesn't want to be used as a bullet toward -- against republicans. that's what this is. when they're going for this, they're making an argument about republicans fighting marriage equality. so then boom, all of a sudden laura bush is the bullet being shot at the republican party. >> john: very good point. >> just because you like something, doesn't mean you want to be plastered all over it. i like sex but i don't want to be in a porno. >> she monitors images on the internet. >> john: what d
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 4:30pm EST
early. that was a challenge. >> that is exactly right. we put michelle obama out there in a big way. she really motivated the base. people saying, wake us up on the guy has a chance to meet us. >> what were you doing on debate nights? there were these national conversations on politics. on one side, what were you guys trying to do? >> we are trying to enter into the commentary. they wanted to see how the message was unfolding. there are things that we kept good notes on. >> you have been quoted on this before, the issue of immigration and going after rick perry. you still stand by -- overreacting to perry? >> stuart says you have to go out and take it. at that moment in time during the american assess, rick -- process, rick perry was a very formidable opponent. we were running a campaign used on jobs and the economy. this is the governor of a state. people would say -- we knew he was formidable. we began the debate process. we did some in the debate. >> very aggressive early. >> early on. and when he had written about on security. >> i think he used the phrase "ponzi scheme." >> he did.
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Feb 21, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> that is exactly right. two words stick out -- michelle obama. we put her out there and a big way and she really motivated our base. into the spring, when you guys could going longer and longer and longer, our people kept saying, especially online contributors were like, wait as up when you need us. -- wake us up when you need us. >> what are you doing on these debate nights that were the national conversations on policy, but on one side, what were you guys trying to do? >> it was an opportunity to kind of enter into the commentary and share our pokes and jabs underneath. it was also a chance to see how the message was unfolding. there are things said in the debates that we kept good notes on. later in the campaign, we used those. >> matt, you have been quoted before about the issue of immigration and going after rick perry. do you still stick by what you did? [laughter] the campaign. do you think the campaign overreacted to rick perry? >> look -- >> on the issue of immigration? >> to win your party's nomination, stuart says you have to go out and take it. in the early steps of the primary proce
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
everyday americans to the speech. so that is how the tradition started, and first lady michelle obama expected to have guests in many her box relate -- in her box related to the issue over gun control. our coverage here on c-span for state of the union address starting at 8 p.m. eastern time here on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org for more details. back to question for all of you about sequestration. spending cuts versus tax increases? what do you think should happen? should there be compromise perhaps? john mccain, the senator, republican, from arizona sparked this headline in "the washington post": mccain says maybe to new taxes to avert sequestration. here's what he had to say. >> the president is the same one that during the campaign said it's not going happen. remember that? he just dismissed it. and a lot of us, in fact, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte and i were traveling around the country warning about what was going to happen as a result of sequestration, and it is devastating. the world is very dangerous. i'm sorry i'm a little emotional about, but the men and women servin
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Feb 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
engaged. >> two words, michelle obama. she really motivated our base. to make our people how tough it is going to be. in the spring, when you kept going longer and longer, our people were saying, contributors say wake us up when this guy has a chance to beat us. >> what did you do on the debate nights, that these were national conversations on politics. on one side what were you trying to to do? >> we watched closely and they were good opportunities to kind of enter into the commentary and share, you know, our pokes and jabs underneath. it was also a chance for us to see how the message was unfolding. there were things said in the debates that we kept good notes on. we brought it up later in the campaign. >> you were quoted at this before about the issue of immigration and going after rick perry. do you still stand by what you said when you said if -- >> he flip flops. >> no, you overreacted to perry. >> look, when your party is -- to win your party's nomination you have to go out and take it. at that moment in time, during the early stages of the primary process, rick perry was a
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